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bow

noun [C]  /boʊ/ us  

bow noun [C] (KNOT)

a knot with two curved parts and two loose ends, which is used as a decoration or to tie shoes

bow noun [C] (WEAPON)

a weapon for shooting arrows, often used for sport, made of a long, narrow piece of wood bent into a curve by a string that is stretched tightly between its two ends

bow noun [C] (INSTRUMENT)

a long, thin piece of wood with many hairs stretched between its ends, used to play musical instruments that have strings: a violin bow
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